EEC Management Bulletin
EMB FY 2011-11

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Subject:Closure of Vacant Homeless and Teen Parent Contract Slots
Date Issued:April 13, 2011
Effective Date:Immediate
For Use By:EEC Contracted Providers, Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs), and Head Start Programs
Synopsis:Closes access to vacant homeless and teen parent contract slots.
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Introduction

At this time, EEC is serving approximately 593 children of teen parent families and 588 children of homeless families through the homeless and teen parent contracts. In addition, EEC is serving over 1,000 homeless and teen parent families through vouchers or other mechanisms. This Bulletin closes access to vacant homeless and teen parent contract slots..

 

Access to Homeless and Teen Parent Contract Slots

As a continued effort to manage the deficiency in the income eligible account, EEC is closing access to vacant homeless and teen parent contract slots effective immediately.

All homeless and teen parent families must be enrolled and entered into eCCIMS by close of business on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. There will be no exceptions.

As children leave currently filled homeless or teen parent contract slots through attrition, the vacated slot may be refilled.

Please note that EEC reserves the right to disallow payment for children who are inappropriately placed into homeless and teen parent contract slots according to EEC policy and this EMB.

EEC recognizes the hardship families may experience due to this policy and will continue to carefully monitor caseload data to seek to restore access to EEC financial assistance as soon as possible.




Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care. Created: April 13,, 2011.